This article originally appeared in the Experience Scottsdale 2017 Visitors Guide.
I moved to Scottsdale almost 25 years ago, but taking local tours has shown me parts of downtown I never knew existed. These are a great way to see why Scottsdale is such a favorite destination—and a great place to live.
Art & Cultural Trolley Tour
The Downtown Scottsdale Art and Cultural Trolley Tour is the city's best-kept secret. Ultimate Art and Cultural Tours presents this free exploration of downtown under the witty guidance of Ace Bailey. As a former art coordinator and curator, Ace offers a unique perspective on Scottsdale. She also works part-time as a concierge at Hotel Valley Ho, so she has all the inside scoop on the city—where to shop, dine and explore.